Preserve And Protect Your Landscape Investment With Shreiner Plant Health Care.
What a year it has been! The warm, wet spring weather created ideal conditions for leaf diseases which were prevalent in the landscape. Leaf diseases can lead to unsightly foliage, early defoliation, and even branch dieback in extreme conditions. The mid-summer heatwave exacerbated leaf diseases and many trees dropped their leaves early as a protective measure due to stress. Most notably, cherry trees of every variety defoliated very early.
However, judging by their bud set for next year, this early unattractive leaf drop should not pose as a major health risk.
As the weather cools and ground temperatures drop, tree roots continue to grow, much like grass roots. Soil conditioning with fall fertilization will benefit your ornamental and mature trees next spring by replacing soil nutrients needed for tree growth.
Emerald Ash Borer insects are still very prevalent in our area. You will start to see more and more unprotected ash trees die. Ash trees are a species that typically inhabit wet areas such as bottom land wooded spaces or along waterways. They are increasingly becoming safety concerns around our homes and in the community. Winter time is an ideal time to access these areas and remove these hazardous trees.
The Spotted Lantern y has continued its movement throughout the Main Line. Although it is not fatal to the vast majority of plants, heavy feeding from this pest can weaken trees, and is certainly a nuisance. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options to help suppress Spotted Lanternfly. Our techs were chasing these pesky buggers down all season long as new clients were experiencing their presence.
Like many of you, we are looking forward to Spring 2021!
We appreciate the opportunity to care for your trees and shrubs! Thank you!